WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - An experiment by Purdue University scientists will test how plants grow in response to various levels of gravity.
The experiment is set to be launched on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Monday at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Professor Jenna Rickus says learning how to grow plants in low or zero gravity is crucial to the future of space exploration. The experiment will investigate how variations in gravity affect a process called calcium signaling that determines the direction in which sprouts and roots grow.
Rickus says the experiment will help determine the minimum gravity needed to support that process and might tell scientists whether artificial gravity might be necessary to grow crops for food on missions to far planets.
Eye exams and glasses given to pre-selected kids
The One Sight vision clinic is in Kern County, providing free eye exams and glasses to 1,200 pre-selected students in the area.
Brain injured patient finds hope
Four years ago Larry Cynar fell off of his back porch and suffered a severe brain injury to his right temporal and left frontal lobe.
MS impacts hundreds in Kern County
March 2nd, 2015, marks the start of National MS Awareness Week, but events are planned all month long in Kern County.
New program gives specialized phones to disabled
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